CBA Immigration Law Conference

Apr. 19-21, 2018
Ottawa ON


Conference Agenda


Join us at Canada’s premiere conference on immigration, refugee and citizenship law – where lawyers, judges and public employees at the front-line of immigration practice and policy-making share their knowledge and experience.

This year’s conference will examine the delicate and multifaceted balance of humanitarianism, prosperity, security, Canada’s international obligations, and the rule of law.

We’ll consider Canadian and global trends – including recent and ongoing developments in U.S. immigration policy. Learn from expert speakers including key officials from the federal government, members of the private bar, as well as sitting judges, and network with your colleagues from across the country.

New topics we’re planning to cover this year include:

  • Global Skills Strategy
  • The new Citizenship Act
  • Border arrivals of refugee claimants
  • Business immigration options



Registration is now open!

CBA Members - Please click on the Register link on the right of the page to register.

Non-members and government representatives please register by completing the PDF Registration Form and sending it to Tina Howe,

Conference Rates

Regular Pricing

CBA / AQAADI Members: $765.00 + tax
Governement Registrants: $865.00 + tax
CBA Young Lawyers (less than 5 years): $695.00 + tax
CBA Student Members: $390.00 + tax
Paralegals: $460.00 + tax
Non-members: $1150.00 + tax

There will be a 20% administrative charge for any cancellation received in writing prior to March 18, 2018. No refund will be given after March 18, 2018. There will be no refunds for “no-show” registrants. 


Meeting Venue and Accomodation

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, ON
K1N 9H4

To avoid disappointment, reserve your room by contacting the Westin Ottawa Hotel directly and mention the Canadian Bar Association Immigration Law Conference or group code CF07AA to obtain the preferred rates starting at $229.00/night (Traditional guest room).

The preferred room rate is available until March 16, 2018 (subject to availability).


AIR CANADA: Book online at to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares. You must quote promotion code 72QUK661 at the time of booking and must book online.

WEST JET: WestJet is pleased to offer 10% off the base fare for travel between Ottawa and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including our Delta code-share partner network). You must use the discount code 1RCBLAB at the time of booking, no later than April 28, 2018, and you must book online.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions.  Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) #C136400

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) #A033600.




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Tina Howe
CBA National Office 
(613) 237-2925 ext. 190